The stepwise addition of increasing amounts of Au(PPh3)Cl to [HRu4(CO)12]3− (1) results in the sequential formation of [HRu4(CO)12(AuPPh3)]2− (2), [HRu4(CO)12(AuPPh3)2]− (3), and HRu4(CO)12(AuPPh3)3 (4). Alternatively, 4 can be obtained upon addition of HBF4·Et2O (two mole equivalents) to 3. Further addition of acid to 3 (three mole equivalents) results in the formation of the tetra-aurated cluster Ru4(CO)12(AuPPh3)4 (5). Compounds 2-5 have been characterized by IR, 1H and 31P{1H} NMR spectroscopies. Moreover, the molecular structures of 3-5 have been determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction as [NEt4][3]·2CH2Cl2, 4-b·2CH2Cl2, 4-a, 5·0.5CH2Cl2·solv, and 5·solv crystalline solids. Two different isomers of 4, that is 4-a and 4-b, have been crystallographically characterized and their rapid interconversion in solution was studied by variable temperature 1H and 31P{1H} NMR spectroscopies. Weak aurophilic Au⋯Au contacts have been detected in the solid state structures of 3-5. Computational studies have been performed in order to elucidate bonding and isomerism, as well as to predict the possible structure of the elusive species 2.

Peraurated ruthenium hydride carbonyl clusters: aurophilicity, isolobal analogy, structural isomerism, and fluxionality

Cesari, C.;Bortoluzzi, M.;
2024-01-01

Abstract

The stepwise addition of increasing amounts of Au(PPh3)Cl to [HRu4(CO)12]3− (1) results in the sequential formation of [HRu4(CO)12(AuPPh3)]2− (2), [HRu4(CO)12(AuPPh3)2]− (3), and HRu4(CO)12(AuPPh3)3 (4). Alternatively, 4 can be obtained upon addition of HBF4·Et2O (two mole equivalents) to 3. Further addition of acid to 3 (three mole equivalents) results in the formation of the tetra-aurated cluster Ru4(CO)12(AuPPh3)4 (5). Compounds 2-5 have been characterized by IR, 1H and 31P{1H} NMR spectroscopies. Moreover, the molecular structures of 3-5 have been determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction as [NEt4][3]·2CH2Cl2, 4-b·2CH2Cl2, 4-a, 5·0.5CH2Cl2·solv, and 5·solv crystalline solids. Two different isomers of 4, that is 4-a and 4-b, have been crystallographically characterized and their rapid interconversion in solution was studied by variable temperature 1H and 31P{1H} NMR spectroscopies. Weak aurophilic Au⋯Au contacts have been detected in the solid state structures of 3-5. Computational studies have been performed in order to elucidate bonding and isomerism, as well as to predict the possible structure of the elusive species 2.
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